Combine film and media theory with practical skills including film-making, animation and digital publishing on our Film and Media degree in Cambridge. Our BA (Hons) Film and Media degree course will introduce you to the key issues and debates in film and media from feminism and postmodernism to the impact of film, TV, music and the media on society, including politics, youth culture and technology. You’ll also create your own short films in video, animation or 16mm format. Working in our professional TV and film studios, you’ll be trained in all aspects of the craft, including camera operation, sound recording and editing. You’ll also be able to focus on particular areas of interest, including digital publishing (building apps), radio production, and screenwriting. Highlights of the course:
- learn about all aspects of film-making
- experiment with different formats
- create your own short films and see your work on the big screen at a local independent cinema
- gain valuable experience with work placements and commissioned projects.
- Film studio and multi-camera tv studio
- Full range of location kit
- Audio equipment for location filming
- Editing suites & finishing suite
- Aaton Cameras & Steenbeck editors
- Motion capture equipment
Year 1 core modules: Interactive Learning Skills and Communication; Information and Communication Technology; Critical Thinking; Intercultural Studies; Ethics; Psychology; Composition and Style; Social Perceptions. Year 2 core modules: Film Language and Concepts; Creative Moving Image; Sound, Text, Image; Theorising Popular Culture. Year 2 optional modules: Introduction to Television Studies; Introduction to Filmmaking: Super 8mm. Year 3 core modules: Theorising Spectatorship; Classical Hollywood Cinema; Teenage Kicks: Youth Culture and Media; Online Journalism; Ruskin Module. Year 3 optional modules: Documentary Film Theory; Television Genres; Digital Media Theory: Social Media, AI, and the Cultures of the Internet; Photography; Non-Fiction Filmmaking; Creative Media Practice Process; Creative Media Practice Themes; 16mm Filmmaking; Independent Cinema: US and Beyond; Filmmakers on Film. Year 4 core modules: Sound and Vision: Music and Media; Gender and Popular Cinema; Research Project in Film and Media. Year 4 optional modules: Special Topics in Film Studies; 'Fake News', Media Law and Social Conflict; Cultural Politics of Celebrity; Contemporary Television; Experiments in Film and Moving Image; Narrative in Global Cinema; Digital Publishing; Avant-Garde Cinema; Professional Practice in Film; Critical Approaches to Video Games; Anglia Language Programme. Modules are subject to change and availability.
You’ll show your progress through many different methods that reflect the range of skills required by employers. Your assignments might include case studies, critical essays, screenplays, journals, film reviews and analyses, presentations, and a portfolio of practical work, as well as ‘hands on’ assignments such as internet, print and video production/commissions.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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